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Wetpixel Live: Nikonos RS Lenses on Modern Cameras Photo

Wetpixel Live: Nikonos RS Lenses on Modern Cameras

Adam chats to Harald Hordosch and Esther Boehm of Seacam about Nikonos lenses and how they convert them to work with modern Nikon SLR cameras. They discuss the advantages of water contact optics, how Nikon’s design has stood the test of time, and the process needed to update them to work with modern cameras.

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Wetpixel Live: Shooting in Cool Water Photo

Wetpixel Live: Shooting in Cool Water

Globally, it seems that for most underwater image-makers, for a period at least, diving may be restricted to diving locally. For many of us, this may entail diving in cooler water conditions than those we would normally dive in. Alex and Adam discuss some ideas about customizing your equipment to allow more productivity and to concentrate on creating innovative imagery.

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Wetpixel Live: Pimping your Strobe Photo

Wetpixel Live: Pimping your Strobe

Alex](http://www.amustard.com) and Adam chat through a wide range of strobe accessories. Our goal as underwater photographers is to capture light, so anything we can do to improve or modify our flashs’ output can provide great benefits and significantly improve our images.

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Wetpixel Live: Super Resolution for Underwater Photographers Photo

Wetpixel Live: Super Resolution for Underwater Photographers

Adobe recently released their new Super Resolution function within Photoshop. Based on machine learning this allows for significant and very accurate upscaling of images. Alex and Adam discuss how this may affect underwater photographers’ choices of camera and allow for whole new criteria when assessing camera performance.

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Wetpixel Live: Underwater Photography for Topside Shooters Photo

Wetpixel Live: Underwater Photography for Topside Shooters

Wetpixel Editor Adam Hanlon and renowned underwater photographer Alex Mustard offer some guidance for topside photographers that may be wishing to take their photographic skills “below the surface.” Some of the differences in equipment selection and the techniques used are obvious, but some are more subtle and profoundly impact the quality of imagery produced.

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Wetpixel Live: Nauticam UW Optics Explained Photo

Wetpixel Live: Nauticam UW Optics Explained

Some of the most discussed topics on the Wetpixel Forums are about Nauticam’s range of water contact optics. To get some answers to some of these queries, Adam chats to Nauticam’s owner, founder, and lens designer, Edward Lai. He provides a perspective on what the lenses are designed to do and some insight in to how to get the best from them.

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Wetpixel Live: Housing Buoyancy Primer Photo

Wetpixel Live: Housing Buoyancy Primer

Adjusting an underwater housing’s buoyancy and trim can help improve imaging productivity. Depending on the type of diving being carried out, some divers prefer to dive with neutrally or negatively buoyant housings. Alex and Adam discuss the importance of buoyancy and how to add buoyancy to a housing if required.

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Wetpixel Live: Lens Port Primer for UW Image-Makers Photo

Wetpixel Live: Lens Port Primer for UW Image-Makers

One of the most critical components of an optical system for use underwater is the device that interfaces between air and water or the port. Incorrect port choice, or choosing an incompatible lens and port combination can seriously affect image quality. Alex and Adam discuss the types of ports that are available, when to use them and how to choose the right port.

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